(#) Zucht 2011-04-06
Love the story. Your Hermione character reminds me of a song... that I can't remember the title of, but it was about a man who treated his woman like 'an angel during the day and a Lady late at night' or something like that?
Anyway, I am enjoying reading and looking up words that are new or unfamiliar. I haven't used a dictionary so much since the last time I read P.G.Wodehouse. My on-line dictionary did fail me when you used the term 'jodie', could you tell me what that is?
I haven't read Wodehouse, but I have read both Melville, and Elliot. It's interesting to see how difficult it can be to read something in English where one speaks American. As George Bernard Shaw said: "England and America are two countries separated by a common language."
Jodies are the sing-song cadences soldiers use to maintain pace and rhythm when marching or running. The lead will call out a phrase and the group will provide the refrain.
Almost any song can be used, (Ref: the Mickey Mouse song in 'Full Metal Jacket', and my particular favorite, 'Do Wah Diddy') Not only does it help develop camaraderie but is also great for breath control.